Ambivalence Toward the Jewish State, Rather Than Poverty, Might Be the Cause of Rising Israeli-Arab Crime Rates

Oct. 21 2021

For several weeks, a recurring theme in Israeli headlines has been endemic crime and rising murder rates in Arab towns and neighborhoods in Israel. Prevalent crime leads to a growing sense of lawlessness, and is taking a human toll on the victims and their families. Although these victims are themselves overwhelmingly Arab, there are indications that the same lawlessness gave rise to the anti-Jewish riots that broke out in the spring. Martin Sherman writes:

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More about: Israeli Arabs, Israeli politics, Joint List, Police

The UK’s Ban on Hamas Is a Belated Step in the Right Direction

Nov. 29 2021

Twenty years after Britain outlawed Hamas’s military wing, the home secretary, Priti Patel, has decided to proscribe the entire organization. Stephen Daisley applauds this decision, but observes that London does not yet seem to recognize the dangers of what Hamas represents:

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More about: Hamas, Palestinian Authority, Palestinian terror, United Kingdom